Originally Posted by rgaelzer
What if instead of logging as root I just want to run an app as super user?
Is there a way I could configure KDE menu to add a "Run as Root" or "Run as another user" option simply by right-clicking on the app's icon?
read the whole thread, skipped just a few lines, but VERY GLAD I found this topic:
I needed to add my 5 cents of comments, almost wanted to install KDE again
I would love to have the POSSIBILITY to login as root
I would also love to have what RGAELZER tells us he got in KDM/KDE : the possibility to "Run as root"
I am totally no superuser, even almost a NOOB (quite interesting to read your thoughts about us
) but managed in time to install SUSE for some versions and than turned to Fedora (8) and followed all versions afterwards. (sometimes i install others too, just for peeking into).
Now come the interesting part :
Sometimes I NEED to do something as a root, like adapting fstab, or grub, or chmod/chown some files which i use su
for. (ok, not totally NOOB, I googled and fedora forumed)
But I have had moments that I needed root login (which I had because I always used KDE until it has gone mad lately at the end of F13, install F14) because I needed to mount external drives mounted with my "normal" account as the user/group owner. Therefor I needed login as root to adapt THAT MOUNT POINT (nothing else). I than had not enough experience to CLI
, but managed VERY WELL in GUI
AND YES, afterwards, I logout root, and back in "normal"
GUI gives me enough possibilities to do those "things", and CLI is not good enough KNOWN by me to do other tasks.
If needed, as so many others I suppose, I reinstall the whole (especially after an upgrade)
Yeah please , in GNOME, give me access to GUI as root, AND FOR SURE give me an option RUN AS ROOT (hidden is good enough) so I can do some tasks in a familiar environment.
CLI is the best, I know, I have done RM ASTERISK ENTER being sure I wanted to clean the whole disk, but forgot to unmount the ones that did not need to be wiped out, which they were, and my god, it went quickly. (besides, the space joke worked also for me, no thanks, in GUI I see what I want to do)
a serious home user, without whole bunch of knowledge